HIV treatment cascade important tool for reaching AIDS-free generation goal
In the Huffington Post's "Healthy Living" blog, Ward Cates, president emeritus of FHI 360, examines the HIV treatment cascade, which he says "is crucial both to assuring the individual's health and to achieving the public health goal of an AIDS-free generation."
U.S. must continue to lead in HIV/AIDS investments but everyone needs to increase efforts
The "Blueprint for an AIDS-free Generation," released on Thursday by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "shows that upfront investments to support the rapid scale-up of lifesaving AIDS treatment will yield significant savings -- of both lives and dollars -- in the near future," Archbishop Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, writes in the Huffington Post's "Impact" blog.
'Remarkable alignment' of PEPFAR, Global Fund efforts is reason for continued support
Recent global health events -- including the release of PEPFAR's Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation (.pdf), the launch of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's new funding model, and the Institute of Medicine's evaluation of PEPFAR -- "mak[e] it clear; it is a time of transformation for global health," Deborah Derrick, president of the Friends of the Global Fight Against HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria, writes in the Huffington Post's "The Big Push" blog.
Blueprint for AIDS-free generation must allow HIV funds to be used for family planning
In the Huffington Post's "Politics" blog, Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity, notes that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said at the XIX International AIDS Conference in July that all women should be able to decide "when and whether to have children" and that PEPFAR, in a guidance released last week.
Presidential candidates should address HIV epidemic more directly
Following the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in July, "delegates left Washington with a clear focus on achieving an AIDS-free generation," Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, writes in the Huffington Post's "The Big Push" blog.
To achieve 'AIDS-free generation,' apply scientific advancements in HIV treatment in the field
In this post in GlobalPost's "Global Pulse" blog, Katherine Record, a senior fellow at Harvard Law School's Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, explains "[w]hy the wall between the scientific advancements in AIDS treatment and the treatment itself needs to be broken down in order to truly achieve an 'AIDS-free generation.'"